Posted on October 7, 2011
The ‘Simpsons’ salary showdown might finally be over so you can all take a small breathe of relief. ‘The Simpsons’ is currently in its 23 season and still has as many viewers if not more than they did when they first started. This potential cancellation is due to the need for price cuts that producers, creators and actors can’t seem to agree on. The stalemate started on October 3rd and has yet to come to a decision. Tuesday October 4th, claiming that the show could not go on if it kept up with its current production model. “23 seasons in, ‘The Simpsons’ is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model,” the studio said. “We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows ‘The Simpsons’ to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come.” According to certain sources the cast has agreed to a pay cut to keep the show going. However it may not be as steep as the 45 percent previously reported, nor does the new deal include the back end profits from licensing, syndication and merchandise like the contracts the producers agreed to. I don’t think anything has been set in stone, so we will all just have to stay tuned. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH-Systems or call (866)989-3474. Do you think the actors should agree to the pay cut?